Who’s Your “Yes”?

Yes!

Have you ever come across an individual whose presence and work just speaks to your soul?

If so, that person is your “YES”.

Your “YES” is a person that gives you permission to be yourself. Why? Because that person is a walking, living, breathing example of the kind of person you want to be. His or her artistry inspires you and makes you feel alive.

Think about it for a moment. What kind of person do you really want to be? What speaks to your soul? Besides the fancy cars, shoes, and other glittery things – what do you desire deep within you? What are your core values?

Security? Freedom? A Place To Call Home? Connection?

Sometimes we don’t even know what we truly desire until another comes along showing us exactly what our “YES” is.

So I want to know, who’s your “Yes”?

Who’s an example of the kind of person you want to be, has the life you want to live, and inspires you to the depths of your soul?

I met a person today, and when I say met – I mean that my intuition led me to Danielle LaPorte’s website. This entire post was inspired by one #truthbomb that she had on her website.

www.daniellelaporte.com

My soul was then struck by two more #truthbombs.

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My spirit just jumped for joy! I scrolled through the rest of her #truthbombs, and I couldn’t believe what I had found. I mean her presence, her demeanor, her depth, her passion, and everything rang right through me. It was as if the heavens opened up and sang “ahhhhhhhh”. Let me tell you something – if you haven’t been to her website – you need to go. After you’re done reading this post of course (hahahaha).

After I clicked through each of her sections in awe, I settled down and thought to myself – I am, what I found. Her passion, her insight, her wisdom, her beauty, and her grace – all of those things are within me. I desire to strike someone’s spirit the way that she struck mine.

Danielle LaPorte Is My “YES”

Danielle LaPorte

Author | Motivational Speaker | Entrepreneur

She’s my “YES” because she’s raw, honest, personable, & passionate.

www.daniellelaporte.com

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Lisa Price Is My “YES”

Lisa Price

Founder Of Carol’s Daughter

She’s my “YES” because she’s creative, beautiful, inspiring, & followed her dreams.

www.carolsdaughter.com

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Shantell Martin Is My “YES”

Shantell Martin

Visual Artist

She’s my yes because she’s edgy, divinely inspired, & makes a living drawing on everything.

www.shantellmartin.com

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Lou Niestadt Is My “YES”

Lou Niestadt

Author | Illustrator

She’s my yes because she works from home, loves her family, & creates from the heart.

www.louniestadt.com

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Marie Forleo Is My “YES”

Marie Forleo

Best-Selling Author | Mentor | Creator Of MarieTV

She’s my yes because she’s cool, confident, & teaches others how to create the life they love.

www.marieforleo.com

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So spill it – who’s your “YES”?

Go to the top of the post and click “leave a comment” to reveal who your “YES” is. If you prefer to post a response on your own blog, just add the words “Who’s Your Yes” somewhere in the post and link back to this post.

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Thanks for reading!

finished-heart Nay

15 Inspirational Quotes For Writers

InspiredHas there ever been a time in your life when you wanted to give up on something that you really wanted because you didn’t feel you had the support you needed?

Were there words that someone said that inspired you to keep going despite the feeling of hopelessness that you carried in your heart?

I believe that the right words read at the right time = a miracle.

That miracle is you turning back in the direction that your soul wants you to take despite the monsters of insecurity, doubt, and fear that creep into your mind.

If you are a writer that is looking for a sign to keep going – you are at the right place at the right time.

Here’s a quick message for you!

Keep going! You will inspire others!

{From Your Soul}

These 15 quotes inspire me to follow my writing heart and I hope they do the same for you.

Quote 1: There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. -Maya Angelou
Quote 2: Writing is the best way to talk without being interrupted. -Jules Renard
Quote 3: “Time to create,” said the heart. “It’s about time,” replied the soul.
Quote 4: Write hard and clear about what hurts. -Ernest Hemingway 
Quote 5: A writer is a world trapped in a person. -Victor Hugo
Quote 6: Yours is a story so brave and so true… and life is awaiting the hero in you.
Quote 7: You don’t have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great. -Les Brown
Quote 8: If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it. -Toni Morrison
Quote 9: If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write. -Martin Luther
Quote 10: Quiet people have the loudest minds. -Stephen King Random Thought: Ding Ding Ding this quote is soooo me!
Quote 11: Write what disturbs you, what you fear, what you have not been willing to speak about. Be willing to be split open. -Natalie Goldberg (See The Article That This Quote Inspired)
Quote 12: Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. -William Wordsworth Random Thought:: What a cool last name.
Quote 13: Because creating something that didn’t exist before is as close to magic as I’ll ever get. {why-i-write.tumblr.com}
Quote 14: As writers, we get to create and govern the worlds that we dream up. We are the police officers, the priests, the wanderers, the lost souls, the animals, the rioters, the angels, and the demons of our stories. -Yours Truly Renee Brooks
Quote 15: Write drunk; Edit sober. -Ernest Hemingway
What’s your favorite quote?
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Thanks for reading. 
finished-heart Nay
 

Freedom, The Heart Of An Artist, & My Newest Creation

The Su’Ma Character

Su’Ma is a boy with a lion’s heart whose passion is channeled through a blade.

How many of you have come face to face with your destiny? Su’Ma is that kind of character. When he comes face to face with his destiny nothing can stop him from fulfilling his purpose. He is the kind of character that says, “I don’t care about your rules, your codes of conduct, or how you have done things in the past – this is my life, I am nobody’s property, and I will protect my precious gift at all costs.

I know the men out there would definitely be able to relate to his character. Men have a burning desire to protect their family at all costs. It’s a survival mechanism that is imbedded deep in the hearts of all men. They are the protectors of the group.

Su’Ma is the kind of character that would say, “I have to stand up, do the right thing, and be a man regardless of what tradition, laws, and rules have taught me.”

He would stand up to his father and say, “You prepped me father, you helped me, you shaped me, but now I am growing into the man that you prepared me to be. You cannot hold me down with force, punishment, or ridicule.”

Ne’Ya, the other star of Journey Through Sattara, is Su’Ma’s reason for living. She has a huge purpose to fulfill. The women of the world would be able to relate to her character because she is a nurturer, she’s strong, and carries her tribe’s legacy on her back willingly. Together they reach into the center of the struggle and strife between their tribes and force them to choose; your love or your hatred. At the end end of the story only one survives.

Isn’t that what triumph is about? It’s about overcoming your personal demons. The ones that knock on the door of your brain and tell you to quit and to give up. The demons that whisper, “It’s too hard, it’s against the rules, no one will understand you.”

As A Writer

As a writer you have to know what you are writing for. I personally write for the freedom to be able to express myself in a world of repression, judgment, and constriction. I write to be free, to tap into the unlimited pool of knowledge, and to spread new ideas.

There’s a struggle going on in our world. It’s the struggle for power and money. There are senseless killings, greed, and calamity all over the world and I hate to be the bearer of bad news – We Are All A Part Of It. Simply because we are sitting back watching it happen within ourselves and doing absolutely nothing about it.

I hear the question all the time… how can there be world peace? The answer is dauntingly simple, but a lot of people are refusing to see the truth.

If Everyone Found Peace Within Themselves There Would Be World Peace

If Everyone Allowed Others To Simply Be Themselves There Would Be World Peace

If Everyone Didn’t Take Things So Personally There Would Be World Peace

If Peopled Didn’t Feel The Need To Control & Dominate There Would Be World Peace

Your Words Have Power

I am here to say that you don’t need a gun, knife, or bombs to kill people. People kill the human spirit with their words and actions every single day. We just have to be conscious of what we write about, blog about, post, and do to other people.

I can’t stop anyone from doing anything, but I can write in hopes that people will see the rawness and honesty in my books and perhaps change their perspective on things.

It doesn’t take that much. Just a few words, a post, a blog, a song, or a dance that comes straight from the heart. Something that you can’t hold in no matter how hard you’ve tried. For years I held in my passion, afraid of what others would say or think. Afraid of not being able to do things “correctly”. Yes, I admit. I went through my own personal hell with some of the choices that I made regarding following my heart’s desire, but in the end – just like in my books – love and passion always wins. The source that wrote the story of life had a beautiful concept in mind. Love always wins. Always.

The Reason For Writing Journey Through Sattara

Journey Through Sattara is a story about the Journey Through Life. It just happens to take place in a jungle with Ne’Ya and Su’Ma as the main characters. When you get a chance to read the book, picture each character as a part of yourself. It will then be easy to see what we struggle with as human beings, the demons from the past that haunt us, and the shame that we feel when our needs and dreams need to be heard.

Artistry, Life, and My Books are about standing up to the society that we live in and the demons that scare us to death. If you don’t like the rules, codes of conduct, or what you have experienced so far… It Is Your Destiny To Change It. That’s why you are here, that’s why you are reading this post, that’s why it is speaking to you in the way that it is.

We can change our own world one step at a time. Stand up for what you believe in. Let your voice be heard. Say no to things that you don’t prefer and hell yes to the things that you are passionate about.

In case anyone is wondering… that is the reason why I write!

Questions For The Reader

Who are some of the characters in your novels?
What ideas do you want them to provoke?
How did you make the character come alive?
What personal experiences did you draw from to create your characters or your art?

I would love to hear from you!

finished-heart Renee